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Re: Gary Jobson to be Pres. US Sailing. [Re: Timbo] #173366
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Originally Posted by Timbo
Budweiser seems to sponsor everything in the USA, except a sailboat. They do sponsor regattas sometimes, and Heineken does as well, just not in the US. Now that InBev bought Bud, maybe we can get some of the Euro management types to sponsor more sailing events.


Good luck with THAT. I work with them regularly and they are particularly restrictive with money and terms.


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Re: Gary Jobson to be Pres. US Sailing. [Re: HMurphey] #173368
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Originally Posted by HMurphey


Example: Does anyone know how the worldwide Special Olympics Sailing Program came to be??? Who stated it initially??? .... It was started by a small group of "local guys" from Cecial County MD who saw a need in their community ... they got together w/ the parents of the special "needs kids" and Hobie Fleet 54 ... and started a program that today has grown to be WORLDWIDE!!! No bigwigs ... no government money .... just "ordinary folk" doing something for their nieghbors!!!! AND IT WAS BEACH CATTERS/MULTIHULLERS WHO LED THE WAY !!!!

And Gary Jobson was there in New Haven to open the Sailing Venue and start the racing .....

Harry Murphey


I believe the Hospice Regattas were started in that same area, and for a while were associated with USS, but no longer.

Any idea what happened?


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Re: Gary Jobson to be Pres. US Sailing. [Re: Jake] #173371
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Bingo! The best we've been able to do in the past is get their out of date beer, and that was through a connection that worked there.


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Re: Gary Jobson to be Pres. US Sailing. [Re: David Ingram] #173382
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Maybe we should be talking to Sam Adams then. Many years ago I was hosting a parent-teacher thing at a private school up in NH. We needed beer, of course, so I called the Boston Beer Company (Sam's brewer) and they said, "Sure, how many cases do you want?" 15 cases of Sam's were delivered and they could not have been nicer! I have been drinking Sam's ever since so I guess it worked for both of us. But I don't know if they would sponsor a regatta, all we can do is ask.

Here's something else to think about. I was just at the dentists office, my kid needed some teeth pulled for braces, anyway, in the waiting room, there was a National Geographic Adventure magazine. Great stories about adventure sports all over the world. But I could not find a single add by Hobie, Nacra, Laser, or any other performance type sailboat. Not even a kayak add. In fact the only sailig add I could find, way in the back, was a 2" square add in tiny print, for the Steve and Doris Colgate Offshore Sailing School.

I don't know where Hobie spends their advertising dollars but I would think a magazine like that would be a really good place to start.


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Re: Gary Jobson to be Pres. US Sailing. [Re: Timbo] #173385
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Sounds like you have an in with Sam Adams, you gonna give them a call and score us some beer?


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Re: Gary Jobson to be Pres. US Sailing. [Re: Timbo] #173386
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Originally Posted by Timbo
I was just at the dentists office, my kid needed some teeth pulled for braces, anyway, in the waiting room, there was a National Geographic Adventure magazine.


My buddy owned a windsurfing shop for about 20 years. The shop was in a metro area with lots of stores and traffic. Across the street was a Jiffy Lube and every so often he'd take a handful of leftover windsurfing mags and put them on the table in the waiting room. Don't know if it ever got him any business, but it seemed like an easy way to spread the word to a crowd that would otherwise not be exposed to sailing/windsurfing.

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Re: Gary Jobson to be Pres. US Sailing. [Re: srm] #173393
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Dave, I can call the Boston Beer Company and see what they can do, now, should I send it directly to your house or mine? grin

Next time I host a regatta in Sebring, I'll come up with something. Might not be good beer, but it will be free.

If I were in charge of Marketing and Advertising for Hobie, I would put a big add in every type of outdoor sports magazine I could find. Ski, Windsurfing, Skin Diver, Golf, Mountain Bike, Nat. Geo Adventure, etc. That's what the outdoorsy people read, and they are your customers, or might be, if they only knew about cats.

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Re: Gary Jobson to be Pres. US Sailing. [Re: Timbo] #173422
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Guys,

I don't know about Jobson's history (beyond the obvious stuff), but I do know that he gave us "local boys" on a 28R equal air time to the big dog monohulls in his coverage of KWRW 2007. This wasn't because I paid him or knew him - I shot him an email and talked about the fact that this was the ONLY mainstream major event with a multi OD class. I asked if he'd cover the class to increase the visibility of Multis and to provide some more exciting speed/variety to the show. He thought it made sense, and he did it.

He's been responsive to me ever since, and I think that the man needs a chance to have his hand on the helm (if elected) before he gets shot down.

In my experience, the promotion of insiders to leadership positions in organizations doesn't always mean more of the same. In fact, often times they are the most effective leaders of change because they are well schooled in the hurdles to be cleared and the best ways to accomplish specific goals.

Don't sell him short - This is a guy who has done much for the sport and I think has a finger on the pulse of the Multi-mono challenge that he will face in his new role.

Can anyone direct me to the anti- multi statements that he's made (as suggested in a prior post)? I'd surely like to know the context/read the statements. I also think that the backlash from the Olympic decision has changed the landscape he'll be operating in a bit.

If he does get the job and doesn't cause change, then I'll be sorely dissapointed. However, if under his leadership multis are treated more appropriately (as I expect they will be), then he'll have a great supporter in me.

C

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Re: Gary Jobson to be Pres. US Sailing. [Re: Strategery] #173455
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Hey C,
To be honest ,I'm not willing to put myself through listening to a bunch of archived Jobson material to find the quotes I heard,that I was referring to.I also believe that sometimes what you don't say means as much as what you do and his lack of multi coverage in the past doesn't shine well. Good on you for getting him to cover you at KWRW. People change ,I'll certainly give him the benefit of the doubt, and even if I didn't what difference does it make he'll be there either way. Just like a politician.So I'll just hope I'm wrong and hope for the best.
Todd


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Re: Gary Jobson to be Pres. US Sailing. [Re: Team_Cat_Fever] #173462
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Todd, I resemble that remark. Before I saw the light, I raced only on monohull dinghys and leaners. I too poo-poo'd the multihulls as useless for anything but fast reaching, usually followed by swimming. I held this opinion because the only multihull I had ever really seen up close was a Hobie 16, usually on it's side trying to be righted. This was back in the 1970's-1980's. It was not until Craig Hackett took me out on his Hobie 20 that I got religion.

Maybe since his earlier remarks, Gary has had a chance to experience the new breed of cats, tri's, Volvo X40's, etc. and has seen the future as well. I hope he shows up and sails with JW on the Capricorn. Multihulls have seen quite a few changes since the 1970's, all for the better, why don't we give him a chance before we toss him on that large pile of useless US Sailing leaders.


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Re: Gary Jobson to be Pres. US Sailing. [Re: Timbo] #173463
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I'm pretty sure that this is Jobson,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TunMkB_BGzg

Re: Gary Jobson to be Pres. US Sailing. [Re: ThunderMuffin] #173472
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That sure sounded like his voice, and he sounded excited about the I20's speed. Click on the other clip "Rolex 07" where they are leaving the 50 footer behind! Nice.


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This just in fron the SA website.

Jobson Bows Out
Citing "an undercurrent of incredible negativity, most of it generated online" Gary Jobson has withdrawn his name for consideration for President of US Sailing. "I am deeply humbled and thankful for the opportunity to lead a sport that I have dedicated my life to," Jobson stated "'but there has been a campaign generated against me that has made me realize that the sport would be better served with a less polarizing figure at the helm."

"Incredible negativity, most of it online?" He isn't talking about us, is he??? Hahahahahaha!!

Oh and as hard as this is to believe, we hear Tom Leweck is being considered as a potential nominee to replace Jobson. Since Leweck handed over S'kiss to his slack jawed offspring, does that mean that when he's done, he'll hand over his Presidency to him too? i think i speak for the majority when I say I hope so.

04/01/09


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*SHAKES FIST IN AIR*

STOP ALREADY.

Its not funny anymore! Its old and played out! Has been for the last 20 years!

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Click on the other clip "Rolex 07" where they are leaving the 50 footer behind! Nice.


DAmn I'd never seen that one! Trey will be psyched!


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Originally Posted by Undecided
*SHAKES FIST IN AIR*

STOP ALREADY.

Its not funny anymore! Its old and played out! Has been for the last 20 years!

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Click on the other clip "Rolex 07" where they are leaving the 50 footer behind! Nice.


DAmn I'd never seen that one! Trey will be psyched!



Does he know?


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He will when I tell him about it.


Re: Gary Jobson to be Pres. US Sailing. [Re: ThunderMuffin] #173520
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He already knows about it, he pointed it out to me when it was first posted and it has been on my website ever since.

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Originally Posted by Robi
He already knows about it, he pointed it out to me when it was first posted and it has been on my website ever since.

shameless plug
www.wildergfx.com - the name are on the mainsail. LOL


I was talking about April Fool's day.


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And from Scuttlebut APRIL 1.
"The Cup resolution is not the first accomplishment in Jobsonís unprecedented clean up of sailingís ills. Jobson has also been credited with the decision to reinstate multihulls into the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Working with the International Multihull Council and the ISAF Event Committee, Jobson took the extraordinary step of adhering to the recommendations of a committee. There has been no confirmation that Jobson has been contacted by Major League Baseball to take on the job of Commissioner, following the ouster of Bud Selig on tax evasion charges."


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Originally Posted by Jake
Originally Posted by Robi
He already knows about it, he pointed it out to me when it was first posted and it has been on my website ever since.

shameless plug
www.wildergfx.com - the name are on the mainsail. LOL


I was talking about April Fool's day.
OK!!??!?!?! My reply was for Tad. But right on Jake. LOL grin

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